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    Last major Soviet statues come down
    Jul20

    Last major Soviet statues come down

    Workers started dismantling the last major Soviet artworks in a city now on the eastern frontier of the European Union and NATO. ||| Vilnius – Workers started dismantling monumental statues of soldiers, students, labourers and farmers in Lithuania’s capital early on Monday, the last major Soviet artworks in a city now on the eastern...

    Ukraine, rebels trade shelling blame
    Jul19

    Ukraine, rebels trade shelling blame

    The Ukrainian military and pro-Russian separatists accused each other of shelling residential districts of separatist-held Donetsk. ||| Donetsk, Ukraine – The Ukrainian military and pro-Russian separatists accused each other on Sunday of shelling residential districts of separatist-held Donetsk overnight, the first attack on central parts...

    Germans heed Merkel’s warning
    Jul17

    Germans heed Merkel’s warning

    German lawmakers clear the way for talks on a third Greek bailout after Chancellor Angela Merkel warnings. ||| Berline – German lawmakers cleared the way for talks on a third Greek bailout after Chancellor Angela Merkel warned failing to try would be reckless and sow chaos. With Europe’s currency union under threat, Merkel faced down...

    MH17: day of truth may soon come
    Jul17

    MH17: day of truth may soon come

    Should anyone be surprised that a year after Flight MH17 was shot down, that there is still no admission as to who was responsible? ||| On a hillside an hour or so outside of Donetsk, men equipped with stretchers, body bags and green rubber gloves were doing the best they could. The wreckage and debris from MH17 had scattered far and wide, and so...

    Rebels rifled through MH17 victims’ bags
    Jul17

    Rebels rifled through MH17 victims’ bags

    Australia said it was “sickened” after a video emerged purportedly of rebels rummaging through luggage of Flight MH17 passengers. ||| Sydney – Australia said on Friday it was “sickened” after new footage emerged purportedly of Russian-backed rebels rummaging through the luggage of passengers killed after Flight MH17 was shot down over...

    One year on, MH17 families want justice
    Jul16

    One year on, MH17 families want justice

    A year after the passenger jet was shot down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine, families want those responsible brought to book. ||| Amsterdam/Hrabove, Ukraine – One by one, the names of the 298 passengers and crew who died aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 will be read aloud by relatives on Friday, a year after the passenger jet was shot...

    New Ukraine law to unblock $3bn in aid
    Jul16

    New Ukraine law to unblock $3bn in aid

    Ukraine’s parliament has passed all the laws needed to receive a new tranche of loans amounting to over $3 billion. ||| Kiev – Ukraine’s parliament has passed all the laws needed to receive a new tranche of loans amounting to over $3 billion under an IMF-backed bailout programme, Finance Ministry official Artem Shevalev said on...

    Families of MH17 dead demand justice
    Jul11

    Families of MH17 dead demand justice

    As he first anniversary of the disaster looms, families of those killed when flight MH17 was shot down demanded justice. ||| Sepang – Families of those killed when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine last year demanded justice Saturday at an emotional memorial ceremony ahead of the first anniversary of the disaster.The...

    ‘Greece hasn’t asked Russia for aid’
    Jul10

    ‘Greece hasn’t asked Russia for aid’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said Greece had not asked Russia for aid to overcome its debt problems. ||| Russia – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday Greece had not asked Russia for aid to overcome its debt problems and questioned the European Union’s handling of the crisis. “Mr (Prime Minister Alexis) Tsipras has not...

    Russia crisis spurs banking M&A
    Jul09

    Russia crisis spurs banking M&A

    Russia’s economic crisis is causing an increase in mergers and acquisitions in the banking sector. ||| Russia’s economic crisis is causing an increase in mergers and acquisitions in the banking sector as a capital squeeze and increase in bad loans leave smaller lenders weak and vulnerable to takeovers. But buyers tempted to swallow up...

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